Victoria United gaffer Joseph Mbock Maput insists he never doubted his charges despite having to come from behind to defeat stubborn opposition Catholic Sports at the ongoing Southwest regional league playoffs.
Opopo were on the ascendancy for most part of the first half but failed to jump on the opposition perceived lack of hunger.
However the psychology of the penultimate clash slightly shifted when striker Robert Mulango capitalized on slack defending to put Catholic Sports Academy in front at the struck of halftime.
President Ndive Thomas’ charges slowly got their swagger within moments of the restart and after a number of asks Victoria united finally got the answer when Substitute Kum Swillbert headed in the equalizer.
The appetite for more was visible as coach Mbock Maput side opted for a long range shooting practice which finally paid off ten minutes from time as debutant Tamen Medrano produced a moment of magic to kill the resistance.
Prior to the goal CUSA had a rare opportunity to piece the hearts of Victoria united faithful but Joel Murelle shot wide with the goal at his mercy.
With time a scarce commodity Opopo adopted a siege mentality to frustrate the opposition.
In his post match reactions coach Joseph Mbock Maput praised the quality of the opposition and stressed he has never doubted the mental, hunger and character of his players “my players had the right altitudes from the onset and today they great belief and determination.The boys deserves the victory”
Coach Mbock Maput also said the technical bench remains indebted to the players and management for keeping the faith.